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Nearly 100 Nonprofits Awarded Funding Under New Program Established Following the Deadly Synagogue Shooting in Poway
SACRAMENTO, CA — Yesterday, the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) awarded $15 million in grants to 87 nonprofit organizations across California through the newly established California State Nonprofit Security Grant Program.
“In a world where hate crimes and antisemitism are on the rise, government must do more to protect vulnerable communities,” said Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D - Woodland Hills), who authored legislation establishing the Nonprofit Security Grant Program. “This funding will provide critical security resources and sends a powerful message that the State of California stands firmly with those targeted by hate.”
The California State Assembly’s Select Committee on Jobs & Innovation in the San Fernando Valley held its first hearing of 2020 on the state of L.A.’s entertainment industry at the American Federation of Musicians Local 47 headquarters in Burbank.
As California grapples with an unprecedented homelessness crisis, there has been much discussion about helping those currently on the streets, with far less focus on how we can prevent homelessness in the first place.
These are desperate times for Los Angeles.
Even as the city, county and state have been pouring money into housing and services, the number of people living on the street has gone steadily up. More and more of them are losing their housing — often for the first time — because of unaffordable rents and evictions.
But are we ready for desperate measures?
Assembly Bill 2026 aims to strengthen host city bids by Los Angeles and San Francisco; Legislation would enhance public safety and anti-human trafficking efforts
Sacramento, CA — In an effort to bring the 2026 FIFA World Cup to California, today state lawmakers announced new legislation that would strengthen host city bids by Los Angeles and San Francisco. The appropriately-numbered Assembly Bill (AB) 2026, authored by Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-San Fernando Valley), would enhance public safety planning, coordination, and resources to ensure a safe and fun environment for all World Cup events in California. The legislation also would bolster efforts to combat human trafficking, which can increase around major international sporting events like the World Cup.
New Tax Credit Will Help Preserve 25,000 Subsidized Affordable Housing Units at Risk of Converting to Market Rate Units Over the Next Five Years
SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D - San Fernando Valley), backed by a bipartisan coalition of 18 legislators from across California, introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 2058 to create a new $500 million Affordable Housing Preservation Tax Credit. This credit will enable California to preserve approximately 25,000 units of subsidized affordable housing that otherwise would be free to convert to market rate rents over the next five years.